Students will have the opportunity to create unique and personal creations in clay. They
will learn fundamental hand building techniques and how to add imaginative details to their projects. Both functional work (vases, bowls, cups, etc.) and non-functional sculptural pieces are options during this workshop. Glaze work will be completed after drying and a bisque firing. As an added bonus, students will each have an opportunity to try out our Potter's Wheel!
Instructor: Stephany Paull - GilkeyInternational Middle Schoolart teacher
Create unique and unexpected
edible creations by transforming ordinary cupcakes into
extraordinary works of
art. After careful planning of the design and construction of your project,
followed by a practice round to experiment with your ideas and materials,
you'll have the opportunity to create a patisserie masterpiece!
Instructor: Genna Robertson-Hall - Artist
Students selecting this workshop will have the opportunity to create either
beautiful fused glass plate or a customized four paneled fused glass lamp!
Beginning with small pieces, students will learn (or review) how to cut glass
and how to use the many wonderful and exciting types of fusible glass. Completed student work is awesome!
Instructor: Becca Kenck-Crispin - Fused glass artist and owner of Wells Glass Studio.
Glazed tile is a great media for middle school students. Applying bright colored glazes to ceramic tile allows students to create very successful projects. Students can select from a wide range of subject matter as design sources for their art work from realistic to abstract. Finished tile projects will be adhered to a board, making them suitable for framing.
The Glazed Tile Design workshop is a perennial favorite with our students. To accommodate the number of those interested, we will be offering Glazed Tile Design Monday through Friday during Arts Week. Students can choose to take this workshop one or up to three days. Participating in additional days allows students to finish several projects, work on a larger scale, or complete the multi-piece tile table or custom mirror frame.
The glazed tile custom tables and mirror frames are wonderful options for students during Arts Week. We have discovered a table that is a perfect complement to our students' beautiful tile projects. In addition to the table option, students can elect to create a sixteen tile project that will be placed in the border of a wood mirror frame. These options are available each of the days Glazed Tile Design is offered but usually require more than one day to complete.
Instructor: Denise Lundblade - Gilkey Arts Week and Summerfest Coordinator
We are excited to offer Arts Week students an opportunity to explore the Evergreen
Aviation and Space Museum and Wings and Waves Waterpark. Selecting from several options, students will be able to create a day they will love discovering the world of flight and water. Students can elect to participate in all or select favorite activities from the following choices: Aviation Museum, Space Museum, movie in the theater, and/or Wings and Waves Water Park.
The full day option includes seeing both museums, a movie and the water park. Students electing to go to the water park only, can attend a Monday Arts Week workshop on campus for the morning, and then go to the water park for the afternoon. Carpools will be returning to campus between 6:00 and 7:00 PM on Monday, February 25.
If you have questions or would like to serve as a driver for this field trip (contributing toward your Volunteer Hours), please email Denise Lundblade at firstname.lastname@example.org.; Thank you.
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
With displays ranging from the elegant aeronautic designs of two unknown bike mechanics – Orville and Wilbur Wright – to an actual Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird that can fly at speeds of over 2,000 miles per hour – the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has something for everyone. To further enhance our students' learning experience at this facility, we are encouraging parents and friends of the FAIS community who have experience as pilots or flight engineers, to serve as guides during this day dedicated to flight. If you have a flight or engineering background and could be free on Monday, February 25 to serve as a guide, please email Denise Lundblade at email@example.com. Thank you.
Evergreen Wings & Waves Waterpark
Evergreen Wings & Waves is an educational waterpark that includes ten waterslides, a wave pool and a children’s museum dedicated to teaching students about the power of water. Consisting of classic Evergreen Museum building design, this water playground features nearly 70,000 square feet of educational fun with over 80 features, including dozens of interactive spray jets and water guns, plus four waterslides, a net climb and bridges, topped by a massive Evergreen International Aviation B747-100 aircraft on the top of the building. A great experience for all!
As an added bonus to our day at the Evergreen facility, students will have the option to select a IMAX style movie deepening their understanding of aviation and flight. Final movie selections will be made closer to February 25, but movie titles available at this time are "Fighter Pilot", "Legends of Flight" and "Rescue 3D".